Heather Ellis

Heather E.

Kernersville, NC
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About

Heather passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Heather delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+, males 5 to 17 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2008

Hi! My name is Heather and I love teaching music! I have taught lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students discover new ideas and have fun with music. I went to the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and where I earned a Bachelor of Music degree, specializing in singing. I'm a caring, dedicated person and my teaching style is kind and methodical. I am excited about helping you achieve your goals!

Experience

Private Instructor
Jan 2008 - Present
E Studios

I teach private piano, song-writing, and singing lessons in popular, folk, and classical styles.

Singer
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
UNCG Opera Theatre

I held two roles in an opera scenes program at UNC at Greensboro Opera Theatre

Private Teacher
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Virginia Beach Music Academy

I helped children and adults develop their singing, ear-training, and music theory skills in a private lesson setting.

Solfege Instructor
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Virginia Children's Chorus

I developed lesson plans and taught music theory and ear training to children ages 8-13 in a weekly class setting. The class utilized folk songs, movement, and written music.

Private Instructor
Jan 2008 - May 2012
Homeschool Plus

I taught intermediate and beginning piano and voice in private lessons for homeschool enrichment center for children ages 5-18.

Singer
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Lyric Opera of Virginia

I sang a chorus role for Lyric Opera of Virginia's production of "La Traviata".

Singer
Sep 2008 - Sep 2011
Doorway Singers

I performed several different programs of pop music in a quartet which included costumes and choreography. We did 60s music, Broadway tunes, a Dickens Christmas program, and more!

Singer
Sep 2008 - May 2011
Virginia Symphony Chorus

I sang with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra as a Virginia Symphony Chorus core soprano position for two full seasons which included multiple performances per season.

Singer
May 2004 - Jul 2007
Todifest Opera

I sang in the opera chorus for several seasons of Todifest Opera's summer productions.

Education

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2006
Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

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28 Reviews

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Samantha C. Oct 24, 2017
Singing · In home

Fantastic teacher! I am so comfortable with her. We have a lot of fun during our classes. My range has expanded and I feel a lot more comfortable practicing.

Gracie S. Aug 10, 2017
Piano · In studio

My 12 year enjoyed her first lesson with Heather, she told me she is "really nice" and she is also excited about her assignment. Thanks Heather!

Zoe Jun 5, 2017
Singing · In studio

Mrs.Heather is a great teacher and encourages you to be yourself and helps you learn she teaches and expands your singing range by octives she's also amazing with helping with problems other than singing always happy very inviting home.If anyone wants to be Mariah Carey you need to go to Mrs Heather cause she's awesome

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Nyah A. Jul 7, 2016
Piano · In home

My daughter has lessons with Heather in her home.She really enjoyed her time.

Isaac H. Jul 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

Works at your pace and is good at lightening the mood for first time piano lesson takers. I look forward to continuing my lessons.

Makenzie May 19, 2016
Singing · In studio

Kenzie was so excited when she got home. She really enjoyed the lesson and thinks Miss Heather sings better than Mary Poppins! WOW! Kenzie wants to learn to sing just like her. What a great experience. Thanks.

Leila Apr 18, 2016
Piano · In home

Great first lesson for my 10 year old daughter! She is excited to continue.

Landon Alison Apr 18, 2016
Piano · Online

She is a great teacher and I am very excited to continue taking classes with Heather

Heather Apr 10, 2016
Singing · In studio

Heather worked with our 11 year old son who wanted to pursue singing. She is kind, patient and wonderful with children. She's a great instructor and we would definitely use her again!

April Wilson Apr 8, 2016
Piano · In home

Heather is so sweet, organized and non-threatening. Totally allowed my son to relax and learn. I am so surprised at how quickly he mastered skills under her teachings. Highly recommended!!

Stephanie Jan 25, 2016
Singing · In studio

Heather Ellis was an AWESOME teacher for my 11 year old daughter! She taught her a package of singing lessons I purchased for her and Sara, my daughter, learned a lot! Both my daughter and I liked Heather both personally and professionally and Sara is really looking forward to taking more singing lessons from Heather this summer. We both give her "Five Stars!"

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Ella K. Dec 14, 2015
Singing · In studio

Just after three lessons my daughter says she's learned a lot and feels much more confident about singing in front of others!! I'm very excited to hear what the future brings...

Megan H. Nov 26, 2015
Singing · In home

I had a great experience with Heather! She is very encouraging and is very good at catering the lessons to help your weaknesses and strenghten your strenghts.

Erica A. Nov 24, 2015
Piano · In home

My son adores Heather. She is sweet and encouraging. She looks for ways to help Aiden master his technique that fits him specifically. He does not want another instructor ever he says!

Alexandra B. Aug 28, 2015
Singing · In studio

Had a great first day with Miss Heather. Looking forward to the next!

LaSean R. Aug 18, 2015
Singing · In home

Excellent teacher. I really am enjoying my lessons so far

LaSean R. Aug 18, 2015
Singing · In home

Excellent teacher. I really am enjoying my lessons so far

Amanda Aug 17, 2015
Piano · In studio

My 8 year old daughter took piano lessons from Heather and she really enjoyed them. Heather is a very patient and encouraging teacher!

Eileen C. Aug 14, 2015
Singing · In home

Heather is a great teacher. She really understands how to teach according to the way we learn. And she's great at listening to your goals and helping you work towards achieving them!

Erik W. May 13, 2015
Singing · In home

Before meeting Heather i never have had any singing lessons and i feel truly grateful that she has been so patient and methodical. I feel that during the last 6 moths she been able to make me improve everything connected to the art of singing. Thank you Heather.

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Melanie S. Apr 23, 2015
Singing · In studio

Heather has an innate ability to uniquely assess numerous nuances in my voice. I'm part of a Christian rock band where I have to maintain proper vocal exercises to best prepare me for public performances and studio recordings. She listens well, takes detailed notes, and offers great exercises to help in the precise areas where I struggle the most. Heather is quick to celebrate accomplishments with the student, and patient through the student's struggle to make vocal milestones. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone looking to improve vocal ability.

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Kellee H. Mar 5, 2015
Piano · In home

I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Very patient, kind and professional. Heather made me feel very comfortable (I tend to get really nervous when singing in front of people) so that helped a ton. After taking lessons with Heather I feel my singing has improved and my knowledge about the piano has expanded. Gives honest and constructive critiques. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Heather to anyone.

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Anders H. Jan 19, 2015
Singing · In home

Very patient and always gives very good and honest feedback. Heather's really good at tailoring my development in my direction by listening to what I want, to pinpoint issues i need to work on.

Aimee D. Dec 1, 2014
Piano · In home

We love Heather… She is amazing. So patient and kind! Highly recommend!

Josiah E. Nov 17, 2014
Piano · Online

It was a pleasure taking online piano lessons with Heather. She was very patient and understanding when it came to learning new concepts. The lessons were down to earth and didn't make me feel like an elementary school kid (I'm 24). I highly recommend Heather if you are an adult learner like me. Although, I think she would do great with younger students as well. I thought it might be weird to learn piano over the Internet, but it was a great experience and I never felt limited by learning this way.

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Heidi M. Nov 6, 2014
Singing · In home

I have taken lessons with Heather, and she is a very good teacher. She is kind, professional, and very helpful when giving a critique. I would highly recommend her as a teacher. I always felt like my singing improved after leaving a lesson. You will get your money's worth.

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Molly F. Oct 18, 2014
Piano · In studio

My kids, 10 and 7, are enjoying piano lessons with Heather. This is is their first experience with music lessons and reading music. She makes the lessons fun and interesting for them. Heather teaches them in a way that is easy for them to understand. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a piano teacher.

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Heather C. Oct 17, 2014
Songwriting · In studio

I have really enjoyed my lessons with Heather so far! She has such a calm demeanor that makes you feel like you can accomplish what she has planned. Heather does a great job of quickly assessing what I already know and what I need to learn. I have only been taking lessons with her for a few weeks now and already I am further along then I have ever been before. She is always very prepared and I can tell she has put a lot of thought into my specific needs. She is not just applying a formula of teaching. I would recommend her to anyone.

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